Author Archives: IAMERS

Cutting Back on $100B in Unnecessary Imaging

It’s no secret that some portion of medical imaging performed each year is unnecessary. The question is how much and, maybe more importantly, what can be done about it?  Another report out this week took a stab at quantifying the problem.

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Medical Identity Theft: How The Health Care Industry Is Failing Us

Unlike the financial services industry, health care companies lack measures to adequately prevent identity theft, even as they continue to digitize medical records and other sensitive information.

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CMS Finalizes EHR Meaningful-use Rule, Adds Some Flexibility

The CMS late Friday finalized a rule allowing hospitals and eligible professionals more flexibility in how they meet meaningful-use requirements for the electronic health-record incentive program. The agency had first proposed the idea in a May draft rule. Friday’s final rule left the May proposal unchanged.

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HIPAA Business Associate Agreement Deadline Looms Large for Healthcare Entities

A final deadline for the HIPAA Omnibus rule is quickly approaching in which healthcare organizations must make sure business associate agreements are revised and ready by Sept. 22.

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